KimyiBo exhibition “Perpetual Tension”
Fallout Urban Art Center presents “Perpetual Tension,” a show of new works by Bo Lee (a.k.a. KimyiBo) on the eternal theme of “peace” from June 4 through July 6, 2010 at the Fallout Art Center in Minneapolis, 2609 Stevens Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. A reception will be held Friday, June 4 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., concurrently with Open Mic and Artist Talk.
The title of the show reflects how the artist approaches the concept of peace. The exhibition includes four wall hangings and a projection showing of “100 Bottles of Peace.”
For over a year, KimyiBo has been conducting a public engagement project called “100 Bottles of Peace.” She asks various people to write and draw personal definitions of peace on peace bottle drawings.
KimyiBo’s wall hangings explore synchronism through multiple layers of colors and patterns. She uses silkscreen printing to lay down subtle tones of color to create depth. On top, she draws pencil lines that create shapes and space at odds. Shapes are both locked in place and in movement at the same time. Visual oxymoron may allude to the how artist views peace.
KimyiBo was born in Seoul and has been based in Minneapolis since 2008. After studying fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania, she went back to Korea and received her M.F.A. in printmaking at Seoul National University.
As an artist and educator, KimyiBo has lived and worked in Seoul, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and now in Minnesota, where she says the long winters are good for engendering creativity.
Kimyibo’s body of work incorporates her understanding of Korean brush painting and printmaking into her acrylic paintings. Her previous showings, including two solo exhibitions, exemplify the concern of contemporary Asian art about relearning tradition and translating one culture into another. She teaches brush painting and Korean art in addition to her painting, printmaking, and mural work.
Gallery Hours are Tuesdays 1-4 p.m., Fridays 2-5 p.m. and also for night events and by appointment. Visit the gallery at www.falloutminneapolis.com. Learn more about Kimyibo at www.kimyibo.com.